We are actively seeking partnerships with nonprofits, education institutions, and individuals interested in supporting the aim of lifelong awe and discovery.
Gail is a writing professor, nature writer, and amateur astronomer who lives at the crossroads of art and science. She looks to both the the cosmos and to paintings for inspiration.
Geoff is a systems engineer by day and astrophotographer by night. He uses both sides of his brain to produce colorful images of the universe and contribute to research projects around the world - looking for artful beauty in the heavens while building his skills in space physics.
When we moved here, the first person we met was our 85-year-old neighbor, a Swiss man we have endearingly named Grandpa Joe. He told us: "We help each other here." Through his example, we aspire to live that credo every day.
We aim to work with other progressive-minded individuals and organizations - capitalizing on our collective strengths - to offer experiences of awe, wonder, and discovery for both adults and children.
Museum of the Central Sierra
> Contributed consulting and guidance on historical, cultural, geographical and geological curriculum for K-12 school programs for Museum of the Central Sierra, to include alignment to Common Core and NextGen Standards.
> Sponsor for the Museum's Science Education Program, benefitting children in local and regional school districts.
Friends of the Auberry Library (FOAL): Astronomy Education Program
Sponsor for FOAL's community Astronomy Education program. Held from May to September each year, the program introduces the magic of astronomy, planets, and the cosmos through talks and hands-on telescope viewing to both children and adults in our local mountain community.
Giants & Stars - A Photo Adventure
To benefit Spectrum Art Gallery - home to a vital nonprofit photographic community in the Central Valley of California - we designed, developed, and implemented a full-day photography workshop for adults in two parts: Exploring the Giant Sequoia, and presenting/teaching Astrophotography basics.